Survey Shows Chamber Membership Can Boost Business
Survey Shows Chamber Membership Can Boost Business

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Chamber of Commerce Executives recently released survey results from more than 2,000 adults showing as many as two-thirds of consumers looking more favorably on active members of local chambers of commerce. According to a press release, consumers were more likely .....

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Chamber of Commerce Executives recently released survey results from more than 2,000 adults showing as many as two-thirds of consumers looking more favorably on active members of local chambers of commerce. According to a press release, consumers were more likely to find member companies to use good business practices, be reputable, care about their customers, and be more involved in the community.

The study, conducted by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic consulting firm, found consumer perceptions of chamber members to be positive in many ways:

  • When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of it and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

  • If a company shows that it is highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., is a chamber board member), consumers are 10% more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.

  • When consumers know that a national restaurant franchise is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 68% more likely to eat at the franchise in the next few months.

  • When consumers know that an insurance company is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 36% more likely to think favorably of the company.


According to The Schapiro Group, companies needed to make it known that they were active chamber members to see benefits. For more information on the survey, click here.

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